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Saddle nose is a condition where a weakening or loss of nasal cartilage in the bridge of the nose causes a depression, or saddle shape, in the midsection of the nose. Also called nasal dorsal collapse, this deformity is especially noticeable when the nose is viewed in profile. Several conditions can weaken or deteriorate the nasal septum cartilage, including trauma, drug use, prior septoplasty procedures and certain medical conditions, like Wegener’s granulomatosis. Dr. Eric Cerrati offers saddle nose repair surgery at his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices.

Drooping nasal cartilage can cause other changes in the nose that only exacerbate its appearance, such as a drooping or pointing tip. Ultimately, the nasal bridge can collapse complete from lack of support and cut off breathing. Due to the serious nature that a lack of nasal function presents, saddle nose repair surgery is typically recommended as early as possible to repair minimal damage and strengthen the nasal framework to prevent further deterioration.

Utah Corrections for Nasal Bridge Deformity

Each patient’s case of nasal dorsal collapse receives treatment tailored to the extent of the problem. As with all reconstructive or cosmetic procedures, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Early onset saddle nose conditions may be treated with dermal fillers. Other options include surgical implants, including bone or cartilage. When cartilage must be transplanted, it is typically taken from elsewhere in the body, like the ear or ribs. Implanted material is used to rebuild the framework for the nasal bridge.

Dr. Cerrati possesses the necessary skill and expertise to perform these nasal reconstruction procedures to correct any form of nasal bridge deformity. He is a fellowship trained, dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with years of training and experience in this field of medicine. You can trust the superior skills and artistic touch that Dr. Cerrati brings to each procedure. Contact one of his Utah offices today to schedule a saddle nose repair consultation.

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Based on 32 reviews
Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!